Short And Sweet – A Glimpse at Our Valentine’s Day Decor

Just stopping in to share a few quick photos of our Valentine’s mantle decor. I have to say that switching out the chalkboard and such is something I enjoy doing, even if I don’t have much time for other projects these days. This is what it looked like before. I bet you can’t guess why […]

Sweet Treats! Free Foodie Valentine Printable Cards

I know it’s not Freebie FriYAY….but it is the week before Valentine’s Day…which means it’s time to stand in a crowded aisle of the grocery store searching for the perfect card (that doesn’t exist) wishing there was an easier way to tell your special someone just how much you care about them. We’re not big […]

Happy FriYAY! (Another Freebie For You)

Last week, I started my Freebie FriYay series, where I give you guys free stuff on Fridays. Woohoo for free, right? Today, I’m offering another one of the prints I created for our blue and gold winter clipboard wall. (For the sources to the awesome gold prints I shared there, click here.) This time, it’s […]

DIY Honeycomb Shelves

Enough with the sneak peeks, it’s time to show you our awesome new addition to the living room: These honeycomb shelves are my jam…or my honey. See what I did there? I like them for a few reasons, mainly because they’re pretty. But bees are also sort of a symbol in our family (my name […]

We’ve Been Busy Bees…

That was a silly pun, and a clue in good fun. And that was a silly rhyme. All that silliness just to share ONE LAST sneak peek of a project I’m super excited to share with you all later this week. My instagram has been full of sneak peeks lately, so if you missed them, go […]

Freebie FriYAY – Do Stuff Today

Today marks the first of a fun series I’ve been wanting to start for awhile – Freebie FriYAY! In non-excited “girl speak,” that means you get something free on Fridays. Woot woot! (Sorry, I relapsed into excited girl speak again. Oops. #SorryNotSorry? Ok, enough with the silliness and on to the details! I’m not a […]

New Clipboard Prints for Winter

Last week I shared our simple winter mantle with the new chalkboard quote. (If you missed it, click here.) Today, I’m FINALLY getting around to sharing the prints I picked for the clipboard wall this month. I don’t switch these out every month, but I try to do it every now and then, just for […]

Bright Thoughts For Bleak Days

I know the gray, dreary days tend to drag on for me. Luckily I now have a little bundle of sunshine around the house every day. I also finally got around to switching up our chalkboard on the mantle for something kind of fun for winter. After I took down all the Christmas stuff, it’s […]

Weekend Rewind: Snow Surprise Edition

Well, it’s cold. I shouldn’t be surprised, but last week, I was taking Will for a walk/jog in the stroller and now it’s 2 degrees outside. Literally.  And, we woke up yesterday morning to a snow surprise. This weekend was a good one. We ran some errands Friday night and I finished up returning a […]

Our 2016 Goals

It’s time to share our list of goals for the year. I’ll admit we had a little bit of trouble coming up with our list this year, just because we’re not sure exactly how much time we’ll have for projects now that Will is around. But improving our lives and home are important, so we’ll […]

How We Did on Our 2015 Goals

It’s time to go through our list of goals for last year and take a final inventory of how well we did. I’m pretty pleased, overall, and excited to start on some new things in 2016! 1. Develop a weekly cleaning routine. I have a scheduled set, but I usually miss at least one day […]

Outtakes from Will’s First Christmas

It seems like the last month was a whirlwind of people, parties and presents. Also, unfortunately, tissues, coughing, stuffy noses. In keeping with his mother’s notorious ability to be sick on Christmas, Will got RSV a week before the bulk of our holiday events. Thankfully he didn’t have to be admitted to the hospital for […]

Cozy For Christmas

I know we’ve been a little MIA, but we’ve been getting ready for Christmas in our little corner of the world over here. And…we’ve been sick. Why are we always sick? Will and I are still struggling to get well before we get into the biggest of the celebrations, but we’re hopeful we’ll feel better […]

EASY Winter Wall Hanging

Even though the kitchen is finally done (woohoo!—and thank goodness!), the wall over the big table has been totally bare and boring for over a year now. I knew I wanted something large, rather than a lot of smaller things, mainly because of the plate wall in the corner. I didn’t want whatever I chose […]

Blogiversary Giveaway 7–The Best for Last!

Giveaway ended. Winner will be notified. It’s the last day of our blogiversary week of giveaways and I’ve got to say this has been super-duper fun…but all good things eventually end, right? At least when you’re talking about free stuff. Today, we’re giving away $40 in gift cards–an awesome prize, in my opinion! One winner […]

Giveaway Number 6!

Giveaway Closed. Winner will be notified. It’s the second to last day for our blogiversary giveaway week and today is especially in honor of Wyatt’s birthday today—some books he picked out as being awesome enough to share with you all! But first, some stats… Search terms are always an interesting statistic in my mind and […]

Blogiversary Giveaway Number 5!!

Giveaway Closed. Winner will be notified. It’s DAY FIVE! Can you believe how fast this week of giveaways is going? I hope you’re keeping up because we have some awesome prizes to give out! One interesting fact about out blog is that 75% of our readers are in the U.S., 10% are in Canada, and […]

Blogiversary Giveaway Number 4

Giveaway ended. Winner will be notified. We’re on day four of this awesome giveaway week and I am having lots of fun sharing cool prizes with you all! I’m also having fun sharing some fun little details about our blog. So far, we have 869 posts published here, although some of those were migrated over […]

Fiverr Update: It’s Almost Over!

UPDATE: The promotion for a free gig is over, but you can still purchase regularly, here.  It’s time for the last update about the #FiverrHustle business challenge I’m doing. So far, I’ve had a great time completing orders for you all, but there are still many freebies left to give to my readers, so don’t miss […]

Blogiversary Giveaway Numero Tres

Giveaway Ended. Winner will be notified. It’s Day 3! We did a lot of work on our house before we started blogging, but our kitchen was the first big project we’ve shared start to finish. There are currently 131 posts on our site about our kitchen. (Not all of them are remodel related.) You can […]

Blogiversary Giveaway Number 2!

Update: Giveaway Closed. Winner will be notified. Welcome to day 2 of our week of blogging anniversary giveaways! Another fun fact about the three years we’ve been blogging here is that our most popular post is, BY FAR, our DIY growth chart ruler. It’s been viewed 63,342 times, more than twice any of our other tutorials. […]

Happy Belated Blogiversary to Us! (And you–WITH A GIVEAWAY!)

Giveaway closed. Winner will be notified. Thanks! EDITED: If you aren’t interested in this particular print, as cute as it is, the prize can be subbed for any print/frame combo, here, up to $30.  I’m a little late getting this post up, but we’ve now been sharing our lives and DIY adventures with you wonderful […]

Thanksgiving Printable Round Up

Nothing like the day before a holiday for some last minute decorating, huh? Wyatt and I both came down with a cold early this week and we’re doing our best to rest up for a holiday weekend, but I wanted to take a quick minute and share the remaining two printables I’m using on my […]

FREE “Bee” Thankful Printable

Earlier this week I posted my free FRIENDS-themed Thanksgiving printable. (Trifle anyone?) If you missed it, go find and print it here. Today I wanted to share something a little more traditional, but not super traditional. I was inspired by all the “Be Thankful” signs I’d seen floating around Pinterest, and wanted to create one […]

FREE–FRIENDS Trifle Thanksgiving Printable

Because it’s soon going to be Thanksgiving, and because we’re friends, and because Wyatt and I are rewatching all the FRIENDS Thanksgiving episodes in preparation for this wonderful holiday, I created the following Thanksgiving printable for you all: In case you’re in need of a laugh, or haven’t seen this episode (the horror!), here’s the […]

Let There Be Light! (& Celebrations!)

Why are we celebrating you ask? Because THE KITCHEN IS DONE! Sure, we have some decorating and cabinet organization to do, but after Sunday’s light hanging progress, the remodeling is officially D.O.N.E. Hallelujah, right? It only took us 18 months, give or take. That’s not that long is it? Ha! It’s a lot longer than I […]

Up! Up! And Away! – DIY Nursery Mobile

A post about the nursery mobile! Super late, but it still turned out super sweet and it’s worth sharing with you all. I knew I wanted a cloud mobile because I liked the idea of looking up and dreaming about the sky, so I pinned a bunch for inspiration. I found the ones with balloons even […]

Weekend Rewind: “It’s Awesome Outside” Edition

Can you believe it’s November? I can’t. For starters, Will was just born last month, right? And there’s no way Christmas is only 6 weeks away. And hello, it’s awesome outside. This weekend we finally got around to cleaning out the garden for the year. It was sad because I know we didn’t do as […]

Because I Like You…and Christmas – FREEBIE ALERT

PROMOTION HAS ENDED. HOPE YOU GOT YOUR CARDS! I don’t usually post deals and other such things, but because this is so awesome, I had to share with you all. You can get 35 TOTALLY FREE CHRISTMAS CARDS right now from Minted. Here’s how. 1. Register for a new Minted account which will automatically place a $25 credit on […]

Don’t Forget About The Fiverr Freebies

UPDATE: The promotion for a free gig is over, but you can still purchase regularly, here.  This post is sponsored by Fiverr in partnership with Kasai Media. All opinions are my own.  Remember when I talked about starting the #FiverrHustle business challenge, here? Well, I’m back with an update: it’s time to order your freebies! “But […]